Meal Prep Magic | Mermaid Meals

If you came here for perfect, organic, fancy or extremely healthy…turn back around friend. Turn back around. This is simple, imperfect but GOLD for us right now. We are grocery shopping at Walmart and Food Lion until we can pay off both cars and life right now is all about doing our best, saving as…

A Simple Office | Salt Air Entrepreneur

What if you had one spot in your home to place your desk and office belongings…and you were sharing that space with a six year old girl? One of the things we were recently asked was how we have a simple but cheerful and effective office space to work in…and the best way we can…

Planoly Just Changed This Mama’s Life | Salt Air Entrepreneur

I won’t name the app but I was previously using something else when it came to Instagram scheduling and I think my mind has been so absolutely blown in the last four days that I can hardly contain my excitement. When I discovered PLANOLY this past weekend, I realized that yet again, I have found another…

Prioritizing Gear Purchases | Photography

It’s asked often enough via email, mentoring and workshops to need to have it’s own little home on the blog now 🙂 When you’re starting out with your photography business, what do you need to invest in first? What comes next? How MUCH do you invest in per lens, per camera body? And lighting…don’t even…

Back Into The Swing | Wedding Photographers

Four weeks ago today, I was in and out of consciousness, terrified that my life would never get back to what it used to be. The impact of what I experienced on my face especially made me think I may not even be able to see again, or hear again. Right after the crash, I…

Open Positions for Amanda Hedgepeth Photography | Team

We’re hitting the seven year mark — how in the WORLD!? I was just pregnant with Cammy shooting that first wedding season, right? I can’t even believe how recently that feels like it was. I remember the first baby kicks happening while bumping receptions were going on and how I felt so thankful to be…

There’s Plenty of Sea Glass | Small Businesses

Last week, I was having an incredibly peaceful morning. No really…it was AMAZING! I had a morning to myself by the sea in a HUGE shell bed next to Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills here on the Outer Banks of NC. I love living here…getting up super early and hitting the salt air first thing,…

Lenses We NEED For Weddings! | Photography

We’ve been receiving this email for years and we haven’t done a post on it yet?! Here we go pals! The lenses we need for weddings and portraits — and why! FIRST THINGS FIRST: I’m the realest. Just kidding! But really, I am going to tell this so honestly and probably with ZERO technical terms…

Five Waves Newsletter! | Outer Banks

Happy happy Friday from a temperamental Kitty Hawk, NC! We woke up to sunshine and it’s been going in and out all day, just like the Outer Banks to toy with our emotions through weather…but for some reason, we love it regardless of rain, shine, hail, hurricane or muggy summer day. We love it here…

Three Different Ways To Approach Uncle Bobs | Photography

Originally I had a big old lengthy video post for this! It was last year and it was ready to roll out, but then the next weekend right before I had planned to post it, I had an uncle Bob situation at a wedding and decided to throw this concept on the back burner. So…it’s coming…